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College of Letters and Science

  • Bachelor of Arts

Are you interested in tackling the deepest, most enduring questions faced by humankind? Philosophers develop skills in logic, reasoning and argument to come to grips with some of our most challenging problems, from social, political and religious issues to the problem of consciousness and the paradoxes of infinity.

Major Requirements

The philosophy major is designed to allow you great flexibility in choosing your courses, both within the department and from complementary disciplines. Your lower-division courses will cover such areas as critical thinking, ethics, logic and the history of philosophy. At the upper division, you will study more specialized topics, such as philosophy as applied to specific academic disciplines, metaphysics, theory of knowledge and the works of individual philosophers.

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Degree Outcomes


  • Professor
  • Attorney
  • Teacher
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Campaign Organizer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Marketing Manager
  • Journalist
  • Physician
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Representative

Graduate Study

  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching

Alumni Employers

  • Apple
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  • ALMA Strategies
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • UC Riverside
  • Housing Coalition
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